Concordancers and Tools
- R.J.C. Watt's Concordance, Michael Barlow's MonoConc,, and Mike Scott's WordSmith Tools have similar features, and all cost a pretty penny, though time and/or data-limited versions are available. All are Windows programs. Most of their functionality is available on free tools.
- Xaira is the successor SARA for the BNC+XML. It can be used with other files. The ANC can be modified to be used with Xaira. It is easy to add simple XML markup to a text file--in fact, Xaira Tools will do it for you. Because it indexes the corpus, it is very fast to use, which WSTools is not with a large corpus like ANC. Quite powerful and did I mention free.
- Kfngram makes ngram indices of any text(s) you give it. Like WSTools' Cluster function, but free. Works on Windows.
- As noted above ConcApp is very servicable and free.
- Laurence Anthony's AntConc is light and cross-browser and well-documented. Asian as well as European languages. The most useful of the free concordancers. Good Help file.
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modified: November 2010